Wednesday, 20 January 2016


Emma Buston has been obsessed with baking since she was a child and her love of making all kinds of puddings, pastries and baked goodies led to a degree in Catering and Hospitality Management.  Working her way through the catering world from Commis Chef to Kitchen Manager, Emma always followed her passion for food.

After having her children, through her love of cake making, Emma taught herself to create beautiful sugar flowers and combining these with her favourite cake recipes led to her business, Bake My Cake, where she creates the most beautiful centrepiece wedding cakes as well as stunning birthday and occasion cakes.

Emma has an incredible range of flavours and, as she says "Wedding cakes are very personal and need to be just right" and she loves meeting potential clients for a one on one tasting, brainstorming, cake design and quote session at her cake studio in Ham Green.

Take a look at what her very happy customers say and you'll be very tempted!

Thursday, 14 January 2016


When your photographer has written a book on Wedding Photography and leads a foundation degree course on the subject, you know you're going to get fabulous pictures!  Morag Macdonald of Documentary Image has won too many photography awards to list here but, more importantly, she lives and breathes photography and, aside from her family and friends, it is her great passion in life!

When she sent me through photos for the blog I found it so hard to choose as they were all perfect, but what I noticed more than anything was how Morag had captured the feel of two beautiful but totally different days and what shines through is how she's able to take great candid pictures but, at the same time, captures the most intimate moments, showing the real emotion of the day.  Have a look at Morag's blog for more examples of her stunning work.

The first set of photos are from Amber & Gavin's wedding.  Morag says "Amber and Gavin were married in Corsham, Wiltshire last year.  A fabulous wedding in every way!"

The second set of photos Morag sent me are from Bob & Kath's superb wedding.  Morag says "They did everything their own way.  A fabulous wedding in Clifton on the site of the bombed out church at the birdcage walk, then a close friend drove them to Park Street for a super reception at the Folk House.  A Bristol ballon sailed past at just the right moment – a truly fabulous day!"

Tel: 0117 9094503

Saturday, 9 January 2016


When her little sister got married, Clare Lloyd drew on her experience as a jewellery designer to create beautiful accessories and an everlasting button bouquet to match her sister's vintage wedding style.  From this grew Vintage Button Bridal Designs and Clare's business has grown from strength to strength in the last few years. 

Clare creates exquisite and intricate bridal accessories, from delicate hand embroidered and beaded head dresses to elaborate statement necklaces.  Every piece is designed and made with meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship using the finest materials to create beautiful heirlooms to be passed down through generations.

I was recently involved in a photo shoot with Clare and the hardest part of the shoot for me was narrowing down my choice of pieces to use.  Every piece is uniquely beautiful and I wanted to take them all!  Take a look at her Bridal Boutique page to give you some idea of how hard it was!

I am a big fan of Clare's beautiful pieces and I'm sure you will be too.

Photography by Liberty Pearl

Photography by Evoke Pictures - Model, Rachel Harvey

Photography by Liberty Pearl

Photography by Liberty Pearl

Photography by Liberty Pearl


Wednesday, 6 January 2016


With over 20 year's experience as a florist, Emma Norton makes no secret of the fact that her favourite part of working with flowers is arranging them for weddings, and so her business is appropriately named Emma Norton Wedding Flowers.  As Emma says, no two weddings are the same so basing her business around providing flowers exclusively for weddings seemed a natural step.

Working from a young age in an inspirational florist environment, Emma was able to develop her techniques using a variety of fresh flowers and foliage and built on her natural flair for the creative design process.

Working with your themes, colours and style choices she can create anything from a beautifully simple garland through to the bride's bouquet and table arrangements, all reflecting your personal style and taste.

Emma's testimonials regularly include the words 'stunning', 'perfect', 'breathtaking' and 'beautiful'.  Take a look to see how thrilled past couples have been.

Come along and see some examples of Emma's gorgeous work and have a chat about what she can do for you.

Beautiful Bridal Bouquet

Styled shoot at the Milk Thistle with a gorgeously dramatic bouquet

Emma's pretty floral garland modelled by Rachel Harvey

Tel: 0117 9625987
m:  07891 308540